Wednesday 2nd August 2017

Cotswold Water Park East     A near summer-plumaged KNOT on the sandbank at the eastern end of Pit 126  (Bowmoor Sailing Lakes) from 9am to late morning at least, a very good bird for CWP. (Duncan Dine). Also two Dunlins and a Kingfisher. (John Durell). Pics by Duncan (1st) and Richard Tyler.

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WWT Slimbridge     This morning from Mid Point 15 Dunlins, 25 Ringed Plovers, a Turnstone and three Avocets on the mud. (Phil Pope). A Marsh Harrier hunting Bottom New Piece late afternoon. (Slimbridge Wild).

Dowdeswell Reservoir     A pair of Great Crested Grebes with two young and a second brood on their back, two Common Sandpipers, a Hobby over chasing House Martin and four Mute Swans. (Tom Mabbett).

Frampton pools     Nine Common Terns (6 juvs), a Yellow-legged Gull, five Swifts, 500+ Sand Martins, eight Great Crested Grebes, two juvenile Goldcrests and a young Peregrine. (Nick Goatman).

Tewkesbury     At 9:30am 10+ SWIFTS flying strongly S this morning. (Les Ditchburn).

Brockworth     A Raven over. (Mark Grieve).

Sherborne     A Red Kite over the A40. (Mark Grieve).

Ashleworth Ham     From GWT hide and Meerend Thicket this afternoon birds included 53 Goldfinches, a Little Egret, a Grey Heron, two Swallows and two Nuthatches. (John Fletcher).

Coombe Hill Meadows     Birds this afternoon included 175 Lapwings, a Kingfisher, two Little Egrets, two Grey Herons, five Sedge Warblers, two Reed Warblers, two Whitethroats (1 juv), two Pied Wagtails, five Linnets, 15 Swallows, three Common Blues and two Peacocks. (John Fletcher).

About The Gloster Birder

My name is Mike King and have lived all my life in Gloucestershire. I am happiest birding around Frampton but I especially love Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. I have birded all over Europe, in the U.S.A. and Canada, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Costa Rica, Belize, Mexico, Dominican Republic, The Gambia, Cape Verde, South Africa and most recently Zimbabwe and Botswana.
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